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Autopsy shows cause of death

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Three suspects being investigated

CHARLESTON -- A preliminary autopsy conducted Monday on the Chicago, Ill., man who was murdered Sunday in Charleston shows the man was shot once in the head with a 9 mm hand gun, resulting in instant death.

According to Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker, an early morning shooting following an argument between several individuals in the parking lot of the Gas-A-Mat on West Marshall Street in Charleston Sunday resulted in the death of Marvin Partee Jr., 21, of Chicago.

Partee, who was seated in the front passenger side of his girlfriend's car at the time of the shooting, was driven by her to a residence on Gail Street, where the Mississippi County Ambulance Service and Charleston DPS were called to respond.

Parker pronounced the victim dead at the scene and ordered an autopsy. Complete autopsy and toxicology reports will be available in four to six weeks.

The investigation continues by Charleston DPS Chief Paul Johnson and his department who have three possible suspects they are investigating.

Partee's remains have been returned to the Leak Funeral Home in Chicago at the request of his family. No services are scheduled in Charleston.